University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Alumni Average Salary

Around 34,000 undergrads attend the University of Minnesota, a school in Minneapolis, Minn.. The school sits in the top 10 percent of universities by return on investment. Often heralded for its athletics, the University of Minnesota also offers a top-notch curriculum. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
94 profiles

Mechanical Engineer
73 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
46 profiles

United States (change)

Senior Software Engineer
37 profiles

Electrical Engineer
34 profiles

Manufacturing Engineer
33 profiles

Operations Manager
31 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,803
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About This School

100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Minnesota - Main Campus, University of Minnesota


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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The software development industry, clinical care, and the retail industry are just a few of the areas in which the U of M grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health insurance industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the U of M amounts to about $66K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average around $76K per year compared to females' approximately $60K.


In the U of M alumni professional community, Directors of Professional Services make the highest median pay ($110K), though Human Resources Directors ($98K), and IT Business Analysts ($91K) are close competitors. Data Analysts face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $63K.


U of M alumni like Minneapolis so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with just over two-fifths of grads staying on to find permanent employment. With a median salary of $92K, Seattle, Wash. represents the highest-paid city popular among U of M grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among U of M grads is Plymouth, Minn. (median compensation is around $53K). Neighboring St. Paul, Minn. is another common pick among U of M grads, along with Denver, Colo.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of approximately $115K per year, former Golden Gophers who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($38K).


For former Golden Gophers, proficiency in Strategic Planning warrants a paycheck that is 65 percent more than other alumni salaries. Just under a fifth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. In addition, those who are savvy in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; half of the survey participants get vacation time, whereas just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to most alumni, and a strong majority of grads sign up for dental plans. Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Alumni of University of Minnesota also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Michigan State University graduates, who earn $66K on average, make a similar amount to U of M grads. Other schools similar to U of M include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Iowa State University, and the University of Iowa.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1750 2130
ACT Scores 26 31

Key Stats for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


42 %
58 %
$36,313 - $75,461
$41,655 - $103,128

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$36,206 - $85,948
$35,422 - $106,597
$25,657 - $67,941
$47,500 - $122,100
$43,538 - $83,852
$59,007 - $104,159

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